Meet the Model With Down Syndrome Shaking up the Fashion Industry

Madeline Stuart busts stereotypes, breaks boundaries, and is poised to become a major force in the modeling industry.

Most models are mass-produced, standard-issue humans with standard-issue body types, wrapped in cheap cultural packaging. So it’s particularly exciting to watch beautiful models like Madeline Stuart, a young woman with Down Syndrome, meet actual, real success. Just last week, Stuart, an 18-year-old woman from Australia, landed not one, but two, major modeling contracts. The Internet responded with applause.

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